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Our upcoming yoga / wedding / covered arbor space

We began a metal structure in late June that would support grape vines, climbing roses and markisa plants (passion fruit). After a month the plants settled in and, for the most part, decided to grow — although more slowly than expected. The rainy season did not kick into gear during November, but we’ve had a […]

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Some improvements, tweaks, modifications

We opened our doors on June 1st, so after six months we couldn’t resist the urge to make some improvements. We expanded our massage room into a full-blown spa, albeit a small or, to be more polite, a “cute” one. It’s going to be a lovely little space, as you can you the beginnings of […]

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A Covered Arbor Part II

The first step of the project was to get the metal structure into place. In addition we added string lights and a water misting system. The next phase was bringing 31 concrete planter boxes up 3 flights of stairs and to move them into place around the perimeter of the structure. Then we had to […]

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Moving forward on the yoga / workout / wedding space, & more

We have two distinct roof spaces. One is for the rooftop bar: and the other is a multi-purpose space: The space will ultimately become a shady, plant-covered arbor, but the pieces are coming together now. In the meantime we continue to get reservations (slowly), both for the rooms and the cooking classes: The reality is […]

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A Covered Arbor Begins

All arbors begin uncovered. It’s a game of extreme patience. How can you have a covered arbor when the plants you start out with are as high as your knees? The answer is simple — wait it out. Since ours will be a roof arbor, we must bring planter boxes and soil about 13 meters […]